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#advertising standards

# advertising-standards - Wednesday 15 June, 2022

UK bans Paddy Power ad featuring ‘do you think I will end up looking like my mum?’ gaffe
# Advertising Standards
# Advertising Standards

UK bans Paddy Power ad featuring ‘do you think I will end up looking like my mum?’ gaffe

Jun 15th 2022, 7:40 AM 32,781 Views 16 Comments

Viewers had complained that the ad portrayed gambling as taking priority in family life.

# advertising-standards - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Complaint upheld over Classic Hits prize conveying Jerusalem's Old City as Israeli
# Radio
# Radio

Complaint upheld over Classic Hits prize conveying Jerusalem's Old City as Israeli

Nov 17th 2020, 11:59 AM 20,990 Views 12 Comments

The ASAI upheld a separate complaint about an undisclosed commercial relationship between influencer Emma Kehoe and Pretty Little Thing.

# advertising-standards - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

Influenced: ASAI records spike in complaints about health and beauty ads
# Advertising Standards
# Advertising Standards

Influenced: ASAI records spike in complaints about health and beauty ads

Apr 29th 2020, 12:51 PM 19,569 Views 12 Comments

The sector received the most amount of complaints last year.

# advertising-standards - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

MCD told not to advertise tickets 'from' a certain price unless it can show there are a reasonable number available
# Ad Watchdog
# Ad Watchdog

MCD told not to advertise tickets 'from' a certain price unless it can show there are a reasonable number available

Dec 17th 2019, 6:10 AM 13,307 Views 11 Comments

A complaint had been made about a 3Arena event with a ticket price listed as “from €51 incl booking fee”.

# advertising-standards - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Complaint of 'racism' against Wexford shop whose owner painted his face black for advert upheld
# ASAI
# ASAI

Complaint of 'racism' against Wexford shop whose owner painted his face black for advert upheld

Jun 26th 2019, 9:31 AM 40,715 Views 85 Comments

Smyths Homevalue shared the video on Facebook to promote Black Friday last year.

# advertising-standards - Thursday 30 August, 2018

Complaints over Donegal nightclub's '19th Hole' billboard upheld after 'grave and widespread offence'
# Bottom Of The Barrel
# Bottom Of The Barrel

Complaints over Donegal nightclub's '19th Hole' billboard upheld after 'grave and widespread offence'

Aug 30th 2018, 4:28 PM 46,263 Views 51 Comments

The advert prompted 64 complaints.

# advertising-standards - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Groupon rapped on knuckles for 'misleading' exclusive beauty product deal
# Advertising Standards
# Advertising Standards

Groupon rapped on knuckles for 'misleading' exclusive beauty product deal

Mar 7th 2018, 6:05 AM 23,739 Views 5 Comments

The coupon company issued an offer for a beauty ‘mystery gift’ which failed to specify how many items a customer would receive.

# advertising-standards - Sunday 26 February, 2017

Firm behind the Insure My websites slapped on the wrist over fake testimonials
# Dodgy Reviews
# Dodgy Reviews

Firm behind the Insure My websites slapped on the wrist over fake testimonials

Feb 26th 2017, 7:10 AM 10,923 Views 12 Comments

Insuremymotorbike.ie was taken down after the complaint was lodged.

# advertising-standards - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Lidl is in trouble for advertising 'fresh' fish which actually came from Namibia
# Something Fishy
# Something Fishy

Lidl is in trouble for advertising 'fresh' fish which actually came from Namibia

Feb 22nd 2017, 6:01 AM 40,694 Views 63 Comments

The complaint related to Lidl’s InisMara brand of fish products.

# advertising-standards - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Irish bloggers will now have to declare when they're promoting a product in their posts
# Counting The Cash
# Counting The Cash

Irish bloggers will now have to declare when they're promoting a product in their posts

Jan 24th 2017, 2:30 PM 18,764 Views 32 Comments

The ASAI aims to ensure that all marketing is easily identifiable from independent editorial content.

# advertising-standards - Sunday 20 March, 2016

Poll: Were RTÉ wrong in banning this Budweiser ad featuring Conor McGregor?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Were RTÉ wrong in banning this Budweiser ad featuring Conor McGregor?

Mar 20th 2016, 9:40 AM 75,527 Views 148 Comments

RTÉ has refused to air the ad as it is in breach of advertising standards.

# advertising-standards - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

How bookies, e-cigarettes and kids meals can advertise changes today
# Unhappy Meal
# Unhappy Meal

How bookies, e-cigarettes and kids meals can advertise changes today

Mar 1st 2016, 6:07 AM 16,561 Views 8 Comments

Food advertisements and ads for health and beauty products will now also be subject to more stringent examinations.

# advertising-standards - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Paddy Power erection pun and Georgia Salpa eating chocolate are fair game for ads
# No Nuts No Glory
# No Nuts No Glory

Paddy Power erection pun and Georgia Salpa eating chocolate are fair game for ads

Dec 18th 2014, 2:27 PM 23,836 Views 35 Comments

So says Irish advertising standards.

# advertising-standards - Thursday 19 September, 2013

London women's centre advert that appeals to 'Irish visitors' is misleading
# Advertising
# Advertising

London women's centre advert that appeals to 'Irish visitors' is misleading

Sep 19th 2013, 3:36 PM 14,403 Views 31 Comments

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority has pulled an advert for a London clinic as it gives the impression it’s an abortion clinic.

# advertising-standards - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

Advertising authority to monitor ads by companies on social media
# Advertising
# Advertising

Advertising authority to monitor ads by companies on social media

Nov 20th 2012, 7:15 AM 5,229 Views 10 Comments

Posts by companies on social media websites that advertise products now under the remit of the Advertising Authority of Ireland.

# advertising-standards - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

VIDEO: Is this nudie Irish ham ad offensive?
# In The Nip
From The Daily Edge
# In The Nip

VIDEO: Is this nudie Irish ham ad offensive?

Oct 24th 2012, 12:46 PM 4,462 Views 6 Comments

Farmers in the nip, eating sandwiches. Offensive, or just misleading?

# advertising-standards - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

"Spanking", "MILF" and hangover Jesus too much for the Advertising Standards Authority
# Complaints
# Complaints

"Spanking", "MILF" and hangover Jesus too much for the Advertising Standards Authority

Jun 27th 2012, 3:08 PM 14,546 Views 45 Comments

Ads for the 48 mobile network and a hangover cure have been shot down by the ASAI.

# advertising-standards - Monday 4 June, 2012

Column: Children are conditioned from birth to develop 'brand loyalty'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Children are conditioned from birth to develop 'brand loyalty'

Jun 4th 2012, 7:00 PM 712 Views 24 Comments

Family clinical psychotherapist Joanna Fortune says toys don’t just let children ‘play’ anymore – they are constantly selling to them…

# advertising-standards - Friday 17 February, 2012

Ads for 'My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding' prompt complaints
# Badvertising
# Badvertising

Ads for 'My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding' prompt complaints

Feb 17th 2012, 10:24 AM 8,614 Views 59 Comments

The slogan “Bigger. Fatter. Gypsier” – used in Channel 4′s billboard campaign for the new series of the show – has been criticised as offensive and racist.

# advertising-standards - Friday 3 February, 2012

TripAdvisor defends reader reviews following warning by watchdog
# Tripadvisor
# Tripadvisor

TripAdvisor defends reader reviews following warning by watchdog

Feb 3rd 2012, 9:30 PM 8,375 Views 23 Comments

The website has responded to criticisms about its “real travellers’” reviews section – saying that its users made “educated decision” based on reviews.

# advertising-standards - Wednesday 10 August, 2011

Website censured over Moss 'skinny' slogan T-shirts
# Censured
# Censured

Website censured over Moss 'skinny' slogan T-shirts

Aug 10th 2011, 3:37 PM 668 Views 5 Comments

The ad showed children’s T-shirts bearing a motto once mentioned by model Kate Moss in an interview – “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels”.

# advertising-standards - Wednesday 29 June, 2011

Adverts rapped for being sexist, misleading and 'feckin' great'
# Advertising
# Advertising

Adverts rapped for being sexist, misleading and 'feckin' great'

Jun 29th 2011, 10:08 AM 7,063 Views 64 Comments

As the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland releases its latest report, we look at some of the ads that vexed viewers.

# advertising-standards - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

Poll: Should the new Club Orange TV ads be aired?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the new Club Orange TV ads be aired?

Jun 21st 2011, 10:13 AM 9,903 Views 91 Comments

Controversy surrounds a new ad featuring bikini-clad women which is due for broadcast this summer…